Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in India

Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), a quaternary level critical care service at Kokilaben Hospital is located on the 8 floor and is spread over 4000 sq feet area.. Each cubicle has windows, providing natural light to every bedside.

The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit is a 10-bed, family-centred, regional referral centre for paediatric intensive care. The unit is staffed by a full-time paediatric intensivist and paediatric critical care nurses, each certified in Paediatric Advanced Life Support. Paediatric specialists, in various medical and surgical specialties, are available for immediate consultation.

The PICU staff is especially sensitive to the needs of both children and parents. To help ease the stress that illness and medical emergencies cause for families, the unit provides facilities for one parent to remain with their child overnight.

  • Highly-specialised intensive care team for children of all ages (upto 18 years) suffering from an acute life-threatening illness.
  • This multidisciplinary medical team provides critical care for the entire range of paediatric subspeciality services, e.g. Cardiology, Neurology, Surgery, Neurosurgery, Cardiac Surgery etc
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure and equipment.
    • Multiparameter monitoring
    • End-tidal carbondioxide monitors
    • Bronchoscope
    • Conventional ventilators
    • High frequency ventilator
    • Transport ventilator
    • Inhaled nitric oxide delivery system
    • Pediatric Dialysis (CRRT) machines
    • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenator (ECMO) Ultrasound machines
  • Multi-specialty medical team for the day-to-day care of children
  • Paediatric surgery, Neurosurgery, Cardiac surgery, ENT surgery
  • Consultations from almost every paediatric sub-specialty
  • Ventilation (Regular, HFOV)
  • Procedural sedation
  • Post-operative care after any major surgery, with advanced haemodynamic monitoring
  • Critical care for paediatric trauma
  • Dialysis services
  • Diagnostic services for children with complex medical problems
  • Transfusion services
  • Intravenous complete nutrition
  • Genetic workup
  • Transport: A dedicated ambulance and team have been put in place for the transfer of sick children to our PICU
  • Follow-up services with our paediatric out-patient facilities
  • Innovative treatment through research protocols

Care in the PICU is complemented by a comprehensive group of Paediatric Specialists

  • Paediatric surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Genetics
  • Haematology/Oncology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic surgery
  • Pulmonary medicine
  • Hepatobliliary specialists and transplant team
  • Nephrology and Urology
  • Paediatric surgery

Supported by

  • Nurses trained in Paediatric Critical Care
  • Support services: Dietician, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist
  • Internationally Trained and experienced Paediatric Intensivists
  • Survival rates consistently at 96-97% (at par with global standards)
  • Multiple Severe ARDS treated with High-frequency ventilation Severe ARDS and pneumonia - treated with ECMO Level III neurocritical care
  • Multi-organ failure treated with CRRT (Dialysis) Postoperative liver transplants
  • Multiple Polytrauma patients with good neurological outcomes
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